Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped AC Milan to another victory in Serie A on Sunday. The Swede scored two goals for his team in the 1-3 won top match at Napoli. He did get injured in the final phase. In Belgium, John van den Brom made his debut with a big victory as trainer of KRC Genk.
Inter turns around against Torino
Ibrahimovic opened the score for AC Milan at Napoli in the twentieth minute. The 39-year-old striker headed in a cross from Theo Hernández from just within the sixteen-meter area. After half an hour, Giovanni Di Lorenzo almost equalized with a shot on the post.
Early in the second half, Ibrahimovic was again accurate. This time he tapped in from close range from an Ante Rebic cross. The attacker, who also saw a goal disallowed for offside, had to go to the side eleven minutes before the end with a likely hamstring injury.
After more than an hour of play, Dries Mertens signed for the tying goal. The Belgian cleared himself well in front of the enemy goal and placed the ball in the right corner. Shortly thereafter, Napoli ended up with ten men due to a second yellow card for Tiémoué Bakayoko. Substitute Jens Hauge determined the final score from a counter deep in injury time.
Romelu Lukaku scored twice on behalf of Internazionale. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Thanks to the victory, AC Milan remains the leader in Serie A. The ‘Rossoneri’ have two points ahead of Sassuolo, who won 0-2 at Hellas Verona. Number three AS Roma, who beat Parma 3-0, is three points behind.
Earlier in the day, Internazionale turned a backlog against Torino and won 4-2. The formation of coach Antonio Conte was 0-2 behind by goals from Simone Zaza and Cristian Ansaldi (penalty). Alexis Sánchez, Romelu Lukaku (twice, including one from a penalty) and Lautaro Martínez gave the home team the win in the second half.
Stefan de Vrij played the last fifteen minutes with Inter, which booked its first league victory in almost a month. The ‘Nerazzurri’ climb to a place in the sub top.
View the results, the stand and the program in the Serie A.
John van den Brom gives his players directions against Royal Excel Mouscron. (Photo: ANP)
In Belgium, Van den Brom achieved a convincing victory in his first match as coach of Genk. The Dutch coach saw his team win 4-1 at home against Royal Excel Mouscron.